Alexander the Great: Volume 1, Narrative

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CUP Archive, May 31, 1979 - History - 176 pages
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Sir William Woodthorpe Tarn (1869-1957) was a British ancient historian who wrote numerous works on the Hellenistic world. Tarn's Alexander the Great, first published in two volumes during 1948, has become a classic text and its importance for subsequent Alexander studies can hardly be exaggerated. Based on a lifetime's work and elegantly and persuasively written, both volumes evoked immediate admiration - and very soon sharp reaction. Volume I presents a 'compendious' narrative of Alexander's life and achievements; volume II focuses on providing a detailed analysis of sources and discussion relating to key historical cruces. This is a fascinating work that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the writings of Tarn, ancient history and Alexander the Great.

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W. W. Tarn was one of the eminent ancient historians prior to the 1940s. Biographers are often a product of their times, and so is Tarn. Sexuality in ancient times was perceived differently than it ... Read full review


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